Tales Animator is a rather unique tool to create custom cartoon animations in AVI format. It does not require any graphical talent to get started since it includes
several of ready-to-use cartoon actors. All you need to do is write a screenplay, using a very easy to understand script language that uses a common English syntax
which does not require any programming skills. The program comes with a sample that will get you started immediately, once you look at the documentation and the
included sample, you will have no problems understanding the concept. Tales Animator lets you use custom background images (or included scenes) and the
characters will speak their text aloud using MS Agent technology to convert your typed text to speech. The result can be saved as a project or rendered to AVI
format or exported as animated GIF. This is a unique software with lots of potential.
GIF2SWF 2.5 (last freeware version)
So, you want to have Flash design on your web pages. Well here is the simplest tools to make that creation possible. Beginners, Intermediate and Professional web designers alike will enjoy the ease of use of this product.
Simple, it will process any static (one picture) or animated GIF (many pictures that are called frames) to the SWF format (Shockwave) which is the format for the FLASH™ Movies. It also maintains the file size of the original image. And it allows you to embed unremovable links to your Movies. So you can convert Banners, Icons, Link Buttons, etc.
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Ulead GIF Animator
Ulead GIF Animator 2.0 (last freeware version).
Everything you need to start making those adorable little animated gif files...
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Sanologic gr44 Animator
The Sanologic Animator will help you create GIFs and AVI files to add to your Web page. To create animations, you assemble multiple
layers of individual graphics or video files in the frame builder window of the interface. You can apply several effects like blending, transparency, fading
and others. Animations can be saved as GIF, Bitmap sequence or AVI. gr44Animator also has a video trimming capability allowing you to remove frames
so that the video frame count can be matched to your animation frame count. Animated Gif files can also be added as layers to your animation in exactly
the same way. All layer effects function with Animated Gif layers also.
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Trout's GIF Optimizer
Trout's GIF Optimizer creates smaller GIF files from existing GIFs. It will also convert other graphics to GIFs. To use it Open files (with the Open button or by dragging-and-dropping) then Save.
You can drag-and-drop multiple files to the GIF Optimizer. You can also click the Select Folder button to recursively search for graphics to optimize through subfolders. The tabs allow you to preview optimized GIFs.
UnFREEz is a high-speed Windows application that will take any number of images, saved as separate GIF files, and create a single animated
GIF from those images. What makes this program unique from its competitors? First and foremost, UnFREEz is freeware, which means you may use it forever
without paying a cent or feeling the slightest bit guilty. Secondly, UnFREEz is incredibly tiny, meaning you don't have to spend forever downloading an
extremely bloated piece of software. Finally, it is so easy to use. Just drag and drop some GIF files from Explorer, set the frame delay time, and hit Make
Animated GIF. UnFREEz will take care of the rest, including automatic interlacing and transparency detection. So download UnFREEz now and try it out for
yourself! If you like it, keep it; it's free! This program is written in non-MFC Win32 C++, and should not need any additional files to run.
Morph two, three or more images together. Try morphing all the family's faces into one unique (or gruesome) movie! Save your animation as a Flash movie, AVI video clip, or bitmap/jpeg files. You place special control points over important features on each of the images, and the program then distorts each image so that the chosen features are matched. The distorted images are also mixed together into a single 'morphed' image which is animated to show different proportions of distortion and mixing.
Animate, bend, distort and loop a selected part of any image by drawing an outline around it, and then a second outline to define the shape to be molded into.
Any kind of image can be distorted and animated - particularly text, logos, and photographs of people etc.
Animation effects are: continuous flowing motion, and simple to-and-fro motion - either of which can be applied to any sort of distortion and looping that you can come up with.
Movies 13 is a GIF-Animator with 98 animation wizards including text and actor wizards. Edit existing animations, create new from imported images or from images created with integrated Movies Draw. Features: GIF explorer, GIF optimizer, quick backgrounds, smart shape (100 shapes with 25 gradient fills, rotated text etc.), animate selected frames; 3 free floating actors for creating cartoons; actor and text wizards;actor paths; AVI to GIF and GIF to AVI converters.
MS GIF Animator
With this tool you can use any .GIF file, or any image you can copy to the Clipboard as part of an animation. You can create or modify an animation then save it for use in your web browser or other applications. You can add as many images to an animation as your computer memory allows.
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